O happy day…

Well, Father’s Day was last Sunday and my missus made me a cake…

STP's Father's Day cake 1

Of course, it was nothing like the breathtaking professional creations of my blogger-friend, Breadpitt, but it certainly was very special and definitely a lot more meaningful than just picking up one from a bakery in town.

It was her apple sauce butter cake, my favourite…

STP's Father's Day cake 2

…and she made some whipped cream for the icing and used dragon fruit and some leaves for the decoration.

That night we went out for dinner at CafΓ©cafΓ© and we were joined by Clare and Alvin who were in town for the weekend.

Clare had the beef pandan nasi lemak (RM16.00)…

Cafecafe's beef pandan nasi lemak

…which was ok except that the rice tasted more like nasi bryani than nasi lemak. I thought the masak hitam beef that came with it was very nice though.

Alvin opted for the chickenΒ kurma set (RM14.90)…

Cafecafe's ayam rendang set

…but when it was served, we were quite positive that it was chicken rendang. It certainly did not look nor taste like kurma, not in the least!

My missus had the creamy baked chicken chop rice (RM18.00)…

Cafecafe's creamy baked chicken chop rice

…which was really very nice! The rice was simply fragrant and the meat was perfectly done with the right combination of herbs – not overpowering, just nice. The only thing is that to have this dish, you will need to give them 30 minutes’ cooking time…but that was absolutely all right for us as we were not in any hurry to go anywhere that night.

The tuna toast…

Cafecafe's tuna toast

…was well-liked by everybody but personally, I think I prefer the turkey ham toast that I had on my previous visit.

The pad thai (RM9.50) tasted much nicer than what I had at the Ark a couple of days earlier…

Cafecafe's pad thai

…though I prefer the fine translucent hor fun noodles that they used over at the other side.

All in all, it was a delightful evening – nice food, nice company…but the waitress who came to take our orders who certainly seemed to know a lot about what would be available – due credit should be given to her for that, rattled on like a machine gun…in Mandarin. I don’t know whether it was because she could not speak English or simply refused to do so and considering that it is not a Chinese restaurant and more of a fusion kind of place, they should employ people who are conversant in English…or at least, the ones who can speak the predominant local Chinese dialect – Foochow, or perhaps even Hokkien. Anyhow, she could easily have asked one of the other waiters or waitresses to replace her at our table…as on my previous visits to the place, I did not encounter any such sort of situation at all.

And by the way, guys, there are errors in your menu…

Cafecafe's menu

…if you haven’t realised that, that is! LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

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36 thoughts on “O happy day…”

  1. Good grief! Bitter grout? Brocoli? You got to be kidding me! Anyway, the tuna toast looks like it’s to die for. Naww… where’s that can of tuna I’ve been saving for emergency? LOL!

    Their tuna toast is very nice. That was the 2nd time I had it at this restaurant, not counting the previous time when I had their turkey ham toast which was also very nice.

  2. Wow… you got your cake customized on Father’s Day?!!! Hey, you are such a lucky guy… I reckon people normally has his/her cake customized on birthday! Credits for your missus, she is such a wonderful wifey! Lucky you!^-^

    Have a great time with your missus!
    p/s: No problem, just a couple of typo/spelling mistakes has no harm done, as long as the foods are excellent!;)(Hehe… I always have some grammar errors though):p

    Ya, just pulling their leg there! Joking only…as long as people can understand, no breakdown in communication – that’s the main thing. And yes, I do appreciate the cake – when we give something we make or cook ourselves for someone, it certainly is more meaningful than buying from some place. Priceless!

  3. Hi …wow, customized cake by your wife! So sweet of her, and talented too. Wish I could have a wife some day.. sigh

    What’s stopping you? Want me to matchmake? LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  4. Just wonder what’s dictionary for! During our times, we had to carry the thick, heavy, worn out dictionary everywhere. Now, they have the convenience of checking online…

    Those were the days! And don’t think that the young people today will go online to use the dictionary! They’ve other more “interesting” things to do. I love those online dictionaries though – so very convenient to check spelling and what not…and a great help with the pronunciation of the unfamiliar names of the ancient priests and prophets in the Bible when I have to the commentating in church… πŸ™‚

  5. By the way, the cake looks nice – you lucky man. Hey, that’s almost the standard of my friend you-know-who at Delta! Can I place my next order with Mrs Wee?

    No lah! That friend’s one…professional, so nice – very light and fragrant butter sponge. My missus’ one – heavy butter pound cake – used to be nicer before when she used SOFTASILK – imported cake flour but no longer available these days. Place an order? Will depend on her mood! Hahahahaha!!!!

    1. SOFTASILK still availble in KK!!

      Ah? Haven’t seen it around. Should I go again, must buy a few boxes and stock up. Makes a world of difference – the cake was so soft, so nice…

  6. You ordered 4 items for 4 persons? Cafecafe serving portion are huge, you people can finish them all off? Sure categorize as big eater.

    Anyway, with the daughter away, you 2 lovebird sure know how to enjoy yourself. Keep it up.

    Sigh! The empty nest syndrome… Hah!!! Count again! There were 5 for 4 persons! *blushing* Tham ciak (greedy) bah, couldn’t decide, wanted to try everything… Ya, the portions are huge there. Normally, 2 persons…can just order one or 3, order 2 dishes. 4 persons, we should have ordered 3…but in the end, we ordered 5. Never mind! Father’s Day special – once a year! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  7. i like the cake show us the way! =)

    My missus made it. I dunno how to make cakes – I think it’s very tedious…so much preparation needed.

  8. I love your missus’ cake! I think I’m in love with heart shaped dragon fruit πŸ˜€ And lol! You actually found out about the errors in their menu book XD

    The heart shape – just use biscuit cutter! πŸ˜€ Ya…..That’s an occupational hazard, I guess. Teachers…so used to spotting errors, just can’t refrain from doing that. So bad hor…

  9. Wow! D cake looks so nice! I must get ah so to teach me how to pipe icing.
    Haha re bitter grout. I certainly wouldn’t want to eat that. Isn’t grout the stuff used to patch up cracks in walls?

    Hahahaha!!! It is. πŸ˜€ As for the icing, I think she used that plastic thingy that was used to make kuih dahlia before. Just fill it with the whipped cream and press out the flowers one by one.

  10. So sweet of your missus!! Interesting decoration as well. I’m sure she must have put a lot of effort in it! Happy belated father’s day! LOL!

    Hah! That was last Sunday! I saw her making the cake…and she seemed to be worried all day that I would help myself to it…cut and eat it, and I was wondering why. LOL!!! πŸ˜€ I didn’t see her doing the icing in the middle of the night, so it was a pleasant surprise when I got up in the morning…

  11. waahhh.. i also want to live in Sibu like that.. like u want to come to ipoh.. lol… i love the cake most of all… baked with full passion, i suppose!! somemore said wanna come ipoh to stay.. eh..

    I think you’d better stay in Ipoh. Elin’s more reliable…this one, must see whether the mood is good or not. LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Otherwise, it would have been some cake from some bakery instead… 😦

  12. Your missus sure can cook up a storm. Hmm..no wonder you have “expand” sideways since your youth.

    When that mad fairy saw my hubi she also thought that. Thought me mad stuffed hubi till expand side ways so much. hahaha

    LOL!!! Doesn’t help one bit that it’s in my genes… Just smell and I put on a kg or two liao! Hahahaha!!!

    1. hahaha…same like my hubi la. In the gene. Cham ..anak kucing also seems to be following the trend.

      No leh! He looks good – going to be a tough and active boy.

  13. can’t help chuckling over yr comment on how yr missus worried all day u might cut a pc of the cake before she can iced them! That must be very ‘typical’ u! LOL! The dragon fruits on the cake look very nice and ‘au original’ although personally I am not really into that fruit myself.Bet no more cake left! haha!

    Hahahahaha!!! She covered it with the fly net cover…and once cooled, she wrapped it with cling film – said that she was scared of lizard droppings and I was wondering how that could be possible as the cake was covered…and I was DYING to cut a slice to eat, hot from the oven! ROTFL!!! Of course lah…by the next day, already all gone! Hahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

    1. I like Mrs Wee’s reasons! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

      I was baffled! Not very good at making excuses/telling lies eh? πŸ˜‰

  14. The cake looked too good to eat..I could just sit and stare at it for hours..
    the colours, the texture, the shapes..I think I have exhausted all the artistic vocab. In short, AWESOME!

    My missus would be so very pleased if she gets to read this… πŸ˜‰

  15. Mrs Wee so creative n rajin….I have to start looking for my icing pump..used to have all those things.
    oops — if that waitress can speak English she wont be working there…already join AiRasia cabin crew..lol.

    No lah…did not have the looks. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  16. Awww….so sweet. Yeah, it is really good to receive presents from your loved ones, especially if they placed their time and effort for the gift. Am happy for you there.

    Yes…it’s always the thought that counts…and little things may mean a lot!

  17. lol wats a grout? a grumpy sprout?

    Hey! You’re not talking about me, are you? Hahahahaha!!! Btw, had dinner Saturday with ur schoolmate, Jade – watch out for the post – coming soon! Wink! Wink! πŸ˜€

  18. Those star-shape stuff on the cake…are those dragon fruit? :p

    You mean you can’t see that? Gee! You really need to go and get your eyes checked. Been online too much obviously…

  19. The Pandan nasi lemak is green eh? I envy you and missus. Both can cook and even bake .. sigh.. i can barely cook and my hubs only knows how to boil water πŸ˜€

    Count your blessings! Some people today can’t even boil water…and in this present day and age, knowing how to boil water = knowing how to cook! 😦

  20. Waaa…..Ah So’s cake looks so nice!!

    Ok lah…for a non-professional…and better than what I see at some bakeries here – so Ah Beng/Ah Lian ones. It’s the thought that counts.

  21. wow…the cake is so lovely…i wish to have a pcs also..ahhahaha.

    grout..hahahha…yesterday Kat, Cleff n me were discussing on this issue..

    Oh? You 3 had a bloggers’ meet again yesterday? Wah! Doing that pretty often now, I see?

  22. ah dr jade ar. how’s she. haven’t seen her in ages

    Yup…watch out for the post…but I did not take a photo of her though. Maybe will do that next time if we go out again. She’s so very different from before – really classy and very beautiful. Got style, a real lady now…

  23. u r such a lucky guy…i wonder when yve will make me a cake….kekeke

    Hehehehehe…maybe you can ask her to read this post. Hint! Hint! πŸ˜‰

  24. WOW WOW!!! Beautiful cake!! So sweet of Mrs Wee! I am sure you feel touched? hahahahhahhahah.

    so better don’t complain too much about her, she also got her “sweet side” πŸ˜›

    Hahahahaha!!! Dunno when I will have another lucky strike and get a cake again… After another ten years? If I’m still alive, that is! ROTFL!!! πŸ˜‰

  25. wah so lucky and the cake looked so cute with the red dragon fruit stars. Green nasi lemak?!! so interesting!

    They call in pandan nasi lemak…so they probably use the colouring. Tasted more like nasi bryani though…but it was ok! Not bad, quite nice.

  26. that’s a very very very nice cake.. πŸ˜€ Bet you must be really happy.. πŸ™‚

    Yes, of course… More meaningful than anything money can buy. πŸ˜‰

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